Around and About

Sychnant Pass House has some of the most dramatic landscape in Wales right on its doorstep and is situated within easy reach of town and country, mountain top and seaside, moorland and estuary.

Any walking holiday begins effectively as soon as you set foot out of the grounds. Just minutes away is the summit of Sychnant Pass, the starting point for long or short walks amid stunning natural scenery whichever way you turn. For hardier walkers Snowdon itself (Britain’s highest mountain south of the Scottish Highlands and some 8 miles away) presents a bracing alternative - though should this prove too daunting a challenge visitors can always take the mountain railway to the top (and back). From there they can sip tea in the restaurant and enjoy the 360 degree panorama without exerting themselves more than they feel is necessary.

Two miles downhill from the house lies the medieval walled town of Conwy. Its imposing turreted castle built in the late 13th century by Edward the First dominates the bay and is a well worth a visit. From here you can begin a tour of the town walls which afford stunning views of the Conwy estuary and its hundreds of leisure craft. You can make a complete circuit of the walls in under an hour ending at the quayside where the curious can visit the smallest house in Britain (measuring a mere 3.05 metres by 1.8).

Further afield (but easily accessible for day trips) lie the historic cities of Bangor and Caernarfon while closer to home you can head for the seaside town of Llandudno whose wide, curving Victorian promenade helped establish it as “Queen of the Welsh Resorts” as early as 1864.

Llandudno’s sand and shingle bay is dominated by the limestone headland of the Great Orme which is run as a nature reserve and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Two golf courses lie within easy reach of the house and the Conwy valley offers attractions as various as the splendid Bodnant Gardens (80 acres of formal lawns, Italianate terraces, herbaceous borders and a riot of colour from springtime to late autumn), the Trefriw Woollen Mills manufacturing traditional Welsh bedspreads and throws from raw wool, and the award-winning Tree Top Adventure Centre housing the world’s highest parachute simulator.

And if all that sightseeing is just too much for you why not simply stay put in the peace, quite, and comfort of Sychnant Pass House. Here you need do nothing more strenuous than stroll round our gardens, read quietly in the drawing room, or relax by our indoor pool before enjoying tea or a drink and then sitting down to a candle lit dinner in expectation of another arduous day to come.

Very soon we hope our home will become yours.